Missoula Democrat Morigeau launches campaign for Montana state auditor

A state lawmaker from Missoula has become the first Democrat to announce a run for Montana state auditor in 2020.

State Rep. Shane Morigeau, an attorney who has served two terms in the Montana House, made the announcement Sunday morning. He said he is seeking the auditor’s job to work for affordable health care, which he said has been vital for people like his parents.

“For too long, everyday Montanans have had no voice in our state auditor’s office,” he said in a statement. “I know from experience how important it is to keep insurance companies honest and to ensure they aren’t gouging Montana families.”